Project Spotlight

Mapping: An Exhibition of African – American History at UVA

The University of Virginia has developed innovative methods of Design Thinking to physically locate important sites of African – American History on Grounds. This proposal creates an opportunity to catalog, record, and inform the UVA community, demonstrating progress since the 2007 Board of Visitors historic resolution commending the General Assembly and expressing regret for use of enslaved persons from 1819 to 1865.

“Mapping” exhibits the work since the resolution in a collaborative, cross- disciplinary, student – led project marking the achievements locating African – American History at the University of Virginia. Located on Grounds, an orientation model and series of graphic panels will demonstrate this new way of bringing history forward. The exhibition will also provide students with the opportunity to recommend designs for future sites on Grounds.

Mapping: An Exhibition of African – American History at UVA